Flowery Branch, GA asked in DUI / DWI for Georgia

Q: 3rd dui in 5 years

Took a plea and requires me to have ignition interlock but I do not own a car how is this possible

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Kelly Case
Kelly Case
  • Frisco, TX
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Because the courts are run by judges with experience in dealing with people claiming they do not "own" a car and know that it is very unlikely that you do not have access to or are using a vehicle on a regular basis. I heard this 2 times a day from people that thought they were going to be able to get out of using an interlock if they told me they weren't driving. In 4 years as a judge and the previous 20 years as an attorney, I did not have 1 person that was really not driving. So my guess is that the court really does not believe you based on past experiences.

If you are really not driving at all and have no access to a vehicle, then you should talk to your supervising probation officer and figure out what the court will need you to prove for that claim. Each court is a little different, so make sure your officer know which court your case is in.

Good luck!


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